A few pictures from our Saturday, the springiest day we've had yet!
Fresh rhubarb I found at the market! I can't wait to turn it into this.
Garden seeds purchased at the local agricultural co-op. I am especially excited for the pickling cukes, mini pumpkins and the lovely lupines!
A new hand soap for my kitchen sink - Mrs. Meyer's newest scent: Apple. Heavenly!
Bill had the boys out in the yard today - which is nearly snow-free - to start the cleanup. Little Bear is just getting over a nasty virus (high fever, runny nose) but he was loving the fresh air ... and the plentiful "sticks."
Beautiful purple crocus growing out back.
A rainbow of wash tape! (For my new file crate folders!)
Daffodil shoots growing beneath our log-bench ...
Our vernal pool out front ... pretty soon it will be peeping!
I found a bird's nest underneath a bush, lying on the ground. It has a unique shape - kind of high on the sides with a fairly small hole. Nothing inside at all ... might have been a dummy nest but clearly deserted. I was very happy to place it in my birthday cloche ...
And so begins a new year of nature study ...
Some of you on Facebook saw my post this morning about my sunrise walk with Earlybird. Truly, it was magical. The day was just getting light and the sun was glowing warmly behind the woods ... we could hear so many songbirds! And ducks ... crows ... geese ... a woodpecker! It was a lovely way to start our day and I felt such a reconnection with the world. I did enjoy the long, snowy Winter (honestly!) but goodness, I am ready for Spring!
Dear friends, I hope you are all having a nice weekend - wherever you are and whatever your weather. Another nice day on tap for us tomorrow - and by Monday it will be 70!
Thanks so much for stopping by ... see you here again very soon!